As announced early in June, there was a service and celebration on the 12th of June bringing together members of the Roxbury-Dorchester Mission Hub. Here is a link to a few pictures from the event.
During the months of July and August including the first Sunday in September, the Sunday service of Holy Communion and Sermon will begin at 9:30 am.
St. Cyprian’s will be joining its partners—St. Augustine-St. Martin and St. Mary’s—for a morning of worship and celebration at Franklin Park (Pierpoint Road off of Circuit Drive). The three partners have created a mission hub—Roxbury-Dorchester Power in Community—an outreach ministry supported by the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
Worship will begin at 10:00 am. Following the worship service, there will be picnic with games, food, and fellowship.
From Mattapan Square: drive up Blue Hill Avenue (Rte 28) towards downtown, pass Franklin Field and Talbot Ave on your right. Go through light at edge of park (intersection with American Legion Highway) and stay on Blue Hill Ave. Next light at Columbia Road intersection, turn left into the park.
From Roxbury and Grove Hall: Take Blue Hill Avenue, through the light at Seaver Street. At next light turn right into the park. Once on Circuit Drive, (the road that goes through the park) drive to Pierpoint Road and take a right onto Pierpoint and continue to the park area.
The 10:30 am Sung Eucharist will not be celebrated at St. Cyprian’s on the 12th.
The Episcopal Church Women’s event — “Divine High Tea Party”– scheduled for May 14, 2016 has had a change of venue. The event will now take place in the Edrick Bain Church Hall, St. Cyprian’s Church. If you have tickets for the event, please take note of this change.
St. Cyprian’s invites you to the 2016 Good Friday Sacred Concert. This Good Friday tradition has been part of our community’s Holy Week observance for generations. The occasion brings together the young and old, parishioners and friends of the parish for a time of shared devotion. Here is the flyer announcement. Tickets are not needed. A collection will be taken up to support the ministry of the Choir.
Here is the schedule of services for the observance of Holy Week and Easter 2016. This year we shall be rotating the location of services among our sister parishes. So please note the venue of each service.
- Wednesday in Holy Week, March 23, Tenebrae at 7:00 pm – St. John and St. James
- Maundy Thursday, March 24, Eucharist at 7:00 pm – St. Augustine and St. Martin
- Good Friday, March 25, 12:00 noon Good Friday Liturgy – St. Cyprian’s and at 7:30 pm Good Friday Recital – St. Cyprian’s
- Holy Saturday, March 26, 11:00 am Hour of Reflection for LEMS, Acolytes, Readers, and Members of the Altar Guild – St. Cyprian’s
- Easter Sunday, March 27, 8:00 am Said Eucharist with Hymns – St. Cyprian’s and at 10:30 am Procession, Sung Eucharist and Sermon – St. Cyprian’s
The solemn season of reflection and prayer begins on February 10, 2016 with a 7:00 am Eucharist at St. Cyprian’s. During the Lenten season, there will be a 7:00 am Eucharist on Wednesday mornings. This year our parish is participating in what has become a regular part of a lot of peoples’ Lenten discipline–taking part in the ecumenical United Lenten Devotions which take place at a different church in the Boston area. Please check the schedule here for the times and hosting churches.
Enrolled members of the parish are reminded that the Annual Parish Meeting will take place January 31, 2016 following the service. At this meeting in addition to reports by the organizations of the parish, there will be elections of the parish officers: Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer, and Clerk each of whom serves a one year term and three vestry members each of whom serves a three year term. The duties and responsibilities of these offices are laid out in the parish by-laws which can be consulted here.
The time is rapidly approaching for celebrating the 46th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted jointly by St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church and Union United Methodist Church on January 18th, 2016. Tickets are $50 pre-event and $55 at the door. Click here for further information. Please join us!
Here is the schedule for church services during Christmastide. Please join us for any or all of these services.
Christmas Eve Eucharist and Sermon: December 24, 2015, 8:00 PM
Christmas Day Eucharist and Sermon: December 25, 2015, 9:30 AM
Christmas I Eucharist and Sermon: December 27, 2015, 10:30 AM
New Year’s Eve Watch Service: December 31, 2015, 9:00 PM
Christmas II Eucharist and Sermon: January 3, 2016, 10:30 AM
Ceremony of Nine Lessons and Carols: January 3, 2016, 4:oo PM